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Spinach Salad with Caramelized Pecans & Avocado Dressing

Spinach Salad

  • 1 bunch of baby spinach
  • 1 cup pecans caramelized
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Wash, rinse and dry spinach. Cut pecans in half, heat butter and brown sugar in a small skillet and stir until caramel in color. Add the pecans and continue to stir until they ar coated. Remove pecans and set on a flat surface to cool. Slice the grapes in half. Toss the spinach, cheese, grapes and pecans together in a large bowl and serve with dressing.

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 ripe hass avocado
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. The dressing will be thick. If you want it more fluid add more water.

 

 

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